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Cantigny Park

Project New Leaf - Phase 1

      

 

Reference:

Cantigny Park

Mr. Matt LaFond, Executive Director

630.260.8168 PH

Mr. Lou Marisco, Senior Vice President of Operations

630.260.8151 PH
1 S 151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60187

Scope of Project:

Project New Leaf, funded by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, is a five-year multi-phase revitalization effort aimed at delivering a superior guest experience for Cantigny’s nearly 400,000 annual visitors and ensuring the park’s vitality for future generations.

 

Phase 1 improvements have been completed and include;

  • Major infrastructure improvements including, over 38,000 cy of earthwork, site utilities, sub-surface drainage, storm water management redevelopment, renovation and modifications to roads and pathways, and ecological native and wetland renovations

  • Remodeled Visitors Center, including an expanded information kiosk, Bertie’s Bistro and a covered entrance for Le Jardin

  • Redesigned and redevelopment of the display gardens and Gold Pond area

  • Red Oaks Farm playground and adjacent picnic pavilion

  • 350 new parking spaces in the south lot

  • Lighted walkways connecting our main attractions and easy-to-navigate path surfaces

  • Oak Colonnade stretching north-south from the Visitors Center to the First Division Museum

  • Expanded gathering plaza around the Lion of Cantigny statue, with seating
    New restroom and visitor information building just south of the Visitors Center

Budget:

 $22,500,000.00

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Three Oaks Recreation Area

      

 

Client:

Hitchcock Design Group
Mr. Bill Inman, Senior Vice President
221 West Jefferson Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540
630.961.1787 PH

Scope of Project:

Redevelopment of a 450 acre sand and gravel quarry into a new public recreation area. The project included the development of new city streets, bridges, decks, parking lots, and all the utility infrastructure to support the new and proposed developments. The recreation area includes various buildings, swimming, picnicking, and fishing areas, as well as two boat marinas. The Recreation Area received the 2011 Honor Award by the American Council of Engineers, the 2011 Outstanding Facility Award by the American Public Works Association, and the 2011 Recreation and Open Space Honor Award by the Illinois Chapter, American Society of Landscape Architects.

Construction Cost:

 $14,100,000.00

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Cantigny Park

Project New Leaf - Phase 2

      

 

Reference:

Cantigny Park
Mr. Matt LaFond, Executive Director

630.260.8168 PH

Mr. Lou Marisco, Senior Vice President of Operations

630.260.8151 PH
1 S 151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60187

Scope of Project:

Project New Leaf, funded by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, is a five-year multi-phase revitalization effort aimed at delivering a superior guest experience for Cantigny’s nearly 400,000 annual visitors and ensuring the park’s vitality for future generations.

 

Phase 2 improvements are focused on the redevelopment of the gardens and infrastructure improvements located east of the Visitor Center and south of the Robert McCormick Museum.  Improvements within this phase will include;

  • The New Visitor Center Patio and Lawn Renovation near LJ Restaurant

  • The Green Garden Renovation

  • The Octagon Garden Renovation

  • The Visitor Center East Lawn and Plaza Renovation near the East Entrance

  • The North and South Scallop Garden Renovations

  • The Fountain Plaza and Connector Path between the Visitor Center and the Allee

  • The South Grove

  • The Dry Garden Renovation

  • The Allee Renovation

  • The Prairie View

  • The Little Farm Stormwater Facilities

  • The Pump House Renovation

  • The World Trade Center Exhibit at the First Division Museum grounds

  • The First Division Memorials

Budget:

 $13,660,000.00

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The Morton Arboretum

 

Children's Garden

      

 

Owner:

The Morton Arboretum
Mr. Kris Bachtell, Vice President of Collections and Facilities
4100 Illinois, Route 53
Lisle, IL 60532
630.719.2437 PH

Scope of Project:

The seven-acre Children's Garden includes two main garden areas: Backyard Discovery Gardens and Adventure Woods linked by a Central Plaza. The three areas include ten themed gardens within the garden; including water features, climbing structures, and play elements. The Children’s Garden received the Best of 2005, Award of Merit by the Midwest Construction Magazine, the 2006 President’s Award by the Illinois Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects and the 2006 Gold Award by the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association.

Construction Cost:

 $11,000,000.00

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Brookfield Zoo

Hamill Family Wild Encounter

      

 

Owner:

Brookfield Zoo / Forest Preserve District of Cook County
Ms. Angela Sullivan, Director of Strategic Initiatives & Planning   
3300 Golf Road
Brookfield, IL 60513
708.688.8397 PH

Scope of Project:

Through an extensive redevelopment of the southeast quadrant of the Brookfield Zoo, the new Wild Encounter exhibit provides direct encounters with animals, science exploration, animal welfare, and personal participation in conservation. Designed by The Portico Group, the new 3 acre exhibit features interactive and viewing exhibits for wallabies, reindeer, red pandas, alpaca, llama, goats, and a large four season Budgie Aviary Building.

Construction Cost:

 $10,500,000.00

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Chicago Botanic Garden

Esplanade

      

 

Owner:

The Chicago Horticultural Society, Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
847.835.8221 PH

Scope of Project:

Three-acre garden included the site development, rerouting of active major utilities that feed the entire campus, multiple water features, pavilion structures, 400 lf of shoreline stabilization and new boardwalk, new stairway to an existing adjacent building, exterior decks, and trellises.

Construction Cost:

 $8,500,000.00

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Brookfield Zoo

Hamill Family Nature and Science Plaza

      

 

Reference:

Brookfield Zoo / Forest Preserve District of Cook County
Dr. Stuart D. Strahl, President and CEO

708.688.8303 PH

Mr. Rich Gamble, Chief Operating Officer / Executive Vice President

708.688.8387 PH
3300 Golf Road
Brookfield, IL 60513

Scope of Project:

Former home of Baboon Island, the newly development 1.5 acre Hamill Family Nature Plaza now provides guests with the opportunity to relax in a serene, natural environment with winding pathways that feature opportunities for nature play and education while surrounding an open-sided, three-season pavilion for seasonal chats with Brookfield Zoo staff and Animal Ambassadors as well as education programs, private functions such as weddings, receptions, and corporate events in the evenings. 

 

Guests can also discover nature in the science exploration garden for structured zoo educational programming and a sensory garden full of raised beds where guests can also learn about flowers and vegetables that can be planted at home.

Other plaza features include the council ring for structured classes and large gatherings as well as the complete renovation of the old Scoops Restaurant with a newly branded Peacock Café and Grill with food options themed around sustainable dining.

Budget:

 $7,000,000.00

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Lost Valley Visitor Center

LEED ® Gold Certified 

      

 

Owner:

McHenry County Conservation District
Ms. Elizabeth S. Kessler, Executive Director
18410 U.S. Highway 14
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.6223 PH

 

Scope of Project:

A LEED ® Gold Certified conversion and extensive renovation of an existing 28,450 sf motel into a new public visitor center with administration offices, exhibit viewing areas, environmental education classrooms, conference center, and multipurpose rooms for community use. The project includes the sustainable redevelopment to support a permeable paved parking lot, native plantings, bio-swales, and wetlands. The center received the “ Outstanding Facility Award” by the Illinois Association of Park Districts and the Illinois Park and Recreation Association.

Construction Cost:

 $6,750,000.00

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Chicago Botanic Garden

Gardens of the Great Basin

      

 

Owner:

The Chicago Horticultural Society, Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
847.835.8221 PH

Scope of Project:

A ten-acre development of aquatic gardens, perennial gardens, wetland restoration, one half mile of shoreline stabilization with state of the art stabilization techniques, stone terraces, and walking paths.

Construction Cost:

 $6,000,000.00

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Chicago Botanic Garden

Evening Island

      

 

Owner:

The Chicago Horticultural Society, Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
847.835.8221 PH

Scope of Project:

A new five-acre development of hillside, woodland, and meadow gardens, along with support buildings, stone terraces, one half mile of shoreline stabilization with state of the art stabilization techniques.

Construction Cost:

 $5,600,000.00

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Chicago Botanic Garden

Buehler Enabling Garden

      

 

Owner:

The Chicago Horticultural Society, Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
847.835.8221 PH

Scope of Project:

A new 11,000 sf garden to demonstrate the latest techniques and strategies in gardening for people with all abilities, including raised planting beds, vertical walls, aquatic fountains, a classroom area, and support buildings. The project also included the redevelopment of a major portion of the Chicago Batanic Garden's Main Island.

Construction Cost:

 $4,000,000.00

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Willow Park Redevelopment

      

 

Owner:

Northfield Park District
Mr. George Alexoff, Director of Parks and Recreation
401 Wagner Road
Northfield, IL 60093-2921
847.446.1193 PH

Scope of Project:

Twenty two acre redevelopment and wetland remediation for the construction of four baseball fields, two soccer fields, four tennis courts, permeable thirty nine car parking lot, 3,400 sf picnic pavilion / storage facility, thirty two thousand sf of pedestrian paths.

Construction Cost:

 $4,000,000.00

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Lincoln Landing

      

 

Owner:

Will County Historical Society / Give Something Back Foundation
Mr. Steve Cardamone, Executive Director
16614 West 159th Street
Lockport, IL 60441
815.834.8404 PH

Scope of Project:

One city block of a new interpretive education park on the historic site of the Illinois & Michigan Canal in Lockport, Illinois. The park received the 2009 Merit Award by the Illinois Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects.

Construction Cost:

 $2,800,000.00

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Navistar World Headquarters Site Development

      

 

Owner:

Navistar, Inc.
Mr. William Jerpe
2701 Navistar Drive
Lisle, IL 60532-3640
331.332.3014 PH

Scope of Project:

Redevelopment of the two hundred acre campus to include outdoor decks, walks, terraces, patios, sand volleyball courts, basketball courts, putting greens, outdoor dining areas, and extensive native and ornamental landscape gardens.

Construction Cost:

 $2,300,000.00

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Chicago Botanic Garden

 

Spider Island

      

 

Owner:

The Chicago Horticultural Society, Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
847.835.8221 PH

Scope of Project:

A redevelopment of an existing island, including the site development, shoreline stabilization, utilities, site lighting, 150 lf handmade footbridge, walking paths, and dense plantings.

Construction Cost:

 $1,200,000.00

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Chicago Botanic Garden

 

Kleinman Family Cove

      

 

Owner:

The Chicago Horticultural Society, Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
847.835.8221 PH

Scope of Project:

Designed by Oehme, van Sweden & Associates and features a canopied outdoor amphitheater overlooking a small bay, protected wading area, and a boardwalk where students can view aquatic plants at different depths and perform water tests to learn about the critical role that freshwater systems play in the health of the natural world.

Construction Cost:

 $1,200,000.00

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Chicago Botanic Garden

 

Dwarf Conifer Garden

      

 

Owner:

The Chicago Horticultural Society, Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
847.835.8221 PH

Scope of Project:

The renovation of the existing garden includes a series of accessible paths, a grand stone staircase entrance, stepping stone walkways, terraces, a show case of dwarf conifers, and views of the surrounding gardens.

Construction Cost:

 $1,040,000.00

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Chicago Botanic Garden

 

Serpentine Bridge

      

 

Owner:

The Chicago Horticultural Society, Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
847.835.8221 PH

Scope of Project:

A new two hundred foot long winding bridge that connects the Chicago Botanic Garden's Main Island to the Evening Island.

Construction Cost:

 $600,000.00

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Chicago Botanic Garden

 

Arch Bridge

      

 

Owner:

The Chicago Horticultural Society, Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
847.835.8221 PH

Scope of Project:

A new one hundred foot wide clear span arch bridge that connects the Chicago Botanic Garden's Main Island to the Evening Island.

Construction Cost:

 $600,000.00

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